The south coast of Iceland is extremely popular with travellers to the country. There is just so much natural beauty to see in a relatively small area. The whole south coast can be driven along the Ring Road in a day with plenty of time to stop to take photos and videos, but you’ll want to keep in mind it’s a two day trip when you account for the drive back to the capital.
If you don’t have two days to drive from Reykjavík to Höfn on the other side of the country and then back again, then a very popular shorter version of the route is to go from the capital to Vík, a picturesque little village half way along the southern road. This day trip allows you to experience some famous waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss as well as stops by the impressive Geysir, the volcanic crater lake Kerið and the never ending black sand beaches around Sólheimasandur and Reynisfjara.
Finnish adventurer Anders Lönnfeldt recently made the journey to Vík on a rather gloomy winter day and he caught some incredible footage along the way. He edited some of the highlights into this breathtaking video!